Johor Corporation (JCorp) has unveiled the master plan of its RM1.5 billion redevelopment project of the Tun Abdul Razak Complex (KOMTAR), including the project’s new logo and the design of its mall, which is expected to open in May 2014.

To be renamed JBCC, the project comprises a mall, a hotel and two office towers.

“When fully completed, the whole JBCC development will include the Komtar JBCC shopping mall, offering 405,000 sq ft of unrivalled retail experience, two high-rise towers – a renovated Menara Komtar and new Menara Johor Land, and a new four-star hotel to serve both local residents as well as visitors from Singapore and beyond,” said JCorp President and Chief Executive Dato’ Kamaruzzaman bin Abu Kassim.

“Komtar JBCC aims to reclaim its status as iconic landmark in the heart of Johor Bahru and emerge once again as the city’s premier shopping, lifestyle, dining and entertainment destination,” he added.

More importantly, Komtar JBCC will also get South East Asia’s first Angry Birds Activity Park, under an agreement signed with Finnish firm Rovio Entertainment Ltd.

The 26,000 sq ft indoor theme park will include an activity area, party room, retail shop and restaurant.

“The Angry Birds characters were born in Finland but are known worldwide by people of all ages. This is a perfect fit for our mall which will cater to a wide audience of local and international visitors, including many families,” said Haji Yusaini, Executive Director of JCorp’s subsidiary Damansara Asset Sdn Bhd.